Kenyan Sets World Record at Berlin Marathon


BERLIN—Eliud Kipchoge shattered the world record in the Berlin Marathon on Sunday by more than a full minute, running 2:01:39 to establish the Kenyan athlete as one of the best distance runners in history.

Kipchoge, 33, is the reigning Olympic champion in the marathon and has run the fastest recorded time over 26.2 miles—a blistering 2 hours and 25 seconds— as part of a Nike-sponsored marketing event last year that wasn’t a ratified race. He has been virtually unbeatable at the distance, winning 10 of 11 marathons he has entered.

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